Sen. Davis backs off occupancy tax bill

By Jessi Stone Assistant editor | Mar 20, 2013

Sen. Jim Davis, R-Franklin, announced today that he will no longer be supporting the local bill to increase Haywood County's occupancy tax from 4 percent to 6 percent.

"Due to a number of concerns, especially those expressed by many constituents, I have decided not to move forward at this time with this bill," he wrote in an email.

Davis introduced the bill on March 13 in the Senate and Rep. Joe Sam Queen, D-Waynesville, introduced the bill in the House.

More information will be provided as it becomes available.

Comments (1)
Posted by: Penny R Wallace | Mar 20, 2013 17:12

Based on exchanges I've had with Mr. Davis on budget issues his motivations appear to be based solely on keeping tax dollars in the treasury not using the dollars effectively in service of the citizens.  Before I'll believe this is based on legitimate constituent concerns I want to see what he's been promised in the back room.

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